Girl, 13, knifed and tortured for 5 hours after being lured to fake party, 3 teen girls arrested
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SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA: Three teen girls have been charged after a 13-year-old girl was reportedly lured to a fake party and tortured during a five-hour-long ordeal on Saturday, March 11. The young girl, who cannot be identified due to her age, was invited to a house in Tewantin, near Noosa Heads, where she was allegedly tied up, burnt, stomped on, had bottles broken over her face, and had knives thrown at her.
A disturbing video of the torture was shared on social media, where the female attackers aged between 12 and 14 years old, are seen hitting and tormenting the victim, who is standing in the corner of a room wearing just a bra and shorts. The video also shows one girl repeatedly punching the teen in the face while another can be seen threatening her with a big knife. After the incident, the girl's face was "unrecognizable," and she was forced to spend a week in the hospital with a knife wound to the knee, a fractured wrist, and severe swelling, the Courier-Mail reported.
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'It looked like her head was going to explode'
The victim’s mother claimed that two weeks before the alleged incident, the three girls had become friends with her daughter and had invited her to a "party" at their house. "Her face was swollen to a degree that you couldn't recognize her. It looked like her head was going to explode," the mother said. She also claimed that the attackers gave her daughter a shower before forcing the teen to wipe up her own blood.
"When I saw her (after the incident) she was trying to defend these girls saying 'they saved my life, I got jumped on the way to their house' … they guarded her so she couldn't tell the truth but I knew that something was off," the mother said before adding, "she got stabbed in the knee, it just missed her tendon, but she also has a fractured wrist." The three girls allegedly threatened to kill the victim's family, including her three-year-old brother, if she told anyone what allegedly happened. The victim’s family is currently hiding out at an Airbnb, according to Daily Mail.
What are the charges against the three alleged attackers?
On March 13, the Queensland Police filed charges against the three teenagers who were allegedly involved in the assault. The 14-year-old girl, who is due to face court again next month, has been charged with four crimes, including assault occasioning bodily harm whilst armed in the company, deprivation of liberty, entering the dwelling and committing the indictable offense, armed robbery whilst in the company used personal violence, entering the premises and committing the indictable offense and willful damages.
The 13-year-old, who is due to reappear in Maroochydore Children's Court later this month, is facing charges of assault occasioning bodily harm, assault occasioning bodily harm whilst armed in the company, deprivation of liberty, armed robbery whilst in the company used personal violence, entering the dwelling and commit an indictable offense, common assault and unauthorized dealing with shop goods.
The 12-year-old was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm, assault occasioning bodily harm whilst armed in the company, deprivation of liberty, armed robbery in the company with personal violence, entering the dwelling and committing indictable offense, and unauthorized dealing with shop goods. She is also due to reappear in Maroochydore Children's Court later this month, according to 9 News.